AHI Architectural Heritage Intervention

“Contributing to enhancing our heritage, as the way forward for 21 st Century architecture is our raison d’être; to emphasize a diverse, rich vision that necessarily complements the intervention is our mission, and achieving it with reflexive and purposeful efforts is the challenge”.

This project, founded in, and directed since, 2011 by Ramon Calonge, Oriol Cusidó, Marc Manzano and Jordi Portal, architects and members of the Group of Architects for the Defence and Intervention in Architectural Heritage (AADIPA), has, through the years become a platform that includes four actions that are both independent and transversal.
The European Award, a biennial event that brings together and showcases the multiple approaches of intervention in Europe.

The International Biennial, a framework that serves to compare and gain closer insight of quality interventions in architectural heritage in non-European countries.

The digital Archive, a live and open window that provides a panoramic view of interventions in the history of our surroundings.

The Forum, a meeting place where you can participate in on-going debates about the main preoccupations and lines of thought about interventions in architectural heritage in Europe.


Sant Antoni Market

Sant Antoni Market

The Mercat de Sant Antoni occupies an entire block and is shaped like a Greek cross, its geometry and dimension is typical of Eixample alignments. The central octagon, crowned with a large dome, comes from the traditional crossing of the Plan Cerdà. The project proposes the complete restoration of the historic building and the construction of 4 underground levels to house new commercial space and support services. The rehabilitation of the building emphasizes its monumental and historical character with the restoration of the structural and façade elements. Inside, the new layout of stands respects the central axes to perceive the complete diagonal space of the block. The newly recovered glazed ceramic tile roof and the central dome clad in terracotta pieces blend with the rest of the market’s structural and construction elements. Because of the existence of an underground part of the bastion and moat of Sant Antoni the project proposes the complete maintenance of this part, making possible to integrate it as a new public urban space.

Project name

Sant Antoni Market






Ravetllat Ribas arquitectes
Pere Joan Ravetllat
Carme Ribas



Surface area sqm







Structures: ESTEYCO
Technical architects: Toledo-Villarreal
Services: Miquel Camps

Cost €


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